C.K Akonnor names his first Black Stars squad

C.K Akonnor names his first Black Stars squad

- C.K Akonnor’s 23-man list for the AFCON 2021 qualifiers against Sudan named

- The 23-man squad is made up of four local players

- The players are Hearts of Oak Richard Atta, Habib Mohammed (Kotoko), Kwadwo Amoako (Ashgold) and Yahaya Mohammed (Aduana)

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Charles Kwablan (CK) Akonnor has named his first squad since being appointed as Black Stars coach.

The former Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko boss has named a 23-man provisional squad for Ghana double header AFCON qualifier against Sudan.

CK Akonnor announced the squad during a press conference held at the Accra City Hotel on Tuesday, March 3, 2020.

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A few old faces were included in the squad, with Andre Ayew, Jordan Ayew, Thomas Partey and Mubarak Wakaso all present.

Meanwhile, the biggest name dropped from the Black Stars squad is Newcastle United forward Christian Atsu.

CK Akonnor’s squad, however, included four players who ply their trades in the Ghana Premier League.

They are Aduana Stars’ Yahaya Mohammed, Hearts of Oak’s Richard Attah, Ashanti Gold’s Kwadwo Amoako and Asante Kotoko’s Habib.

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Below is CK Akonnor’s 23-man provisional squad:

Goalkeepers:

Richard Ofori (Maritzburg United, South Africa), Razak Abalora, (Azam FC, Tanzania) Richard Atta (Hearts of Oak)

Full-backs:

Kwadwo Amoako (AshantiGold), Andy Yiadom (Reading, England), Gideon Mensah (Zulte Waregem, Belgium)

Centre-backs:

Nicholas Opoku (Amiens, France), Joseph Aidoo (Celta Vigo, Spain), Kassim Nuhu (Fortuna Dusseldorf, Germany), Habib Mohammed (Asante Kotoko)

Midfield:

Mubarak Wakaso (Jiangsu Suning, China), Alfred Duncan (Fiorentina, Italy), Iddrisu Baba (RCD Mallorca, Spain), Thomas Partey (Atletico Madrid, Spain), Mohammed Kudus (FC Nordsjaelland, Denmark)

 Wingers:

Christopher Antwi-Adjei (Paderborn, Germany), Tariq Fosu (Brentford FC, England), Samuel Owusu (Al Fayha FC, Saudi Arabia), Andre Ayew (Swansea City, England)

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Forwards:

Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace, England), Richmond Boakye Yiadom (Red Star Belgrade, Serbia), Eugene Ansah (Hapoel Ra’anana, Israel), Yahaya Mohammed (Aduana Stars

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the national under-17 female team who travelled to Liberia for the first leg of their World Cup qualifier against Liberia, were given protective masks for players, technical team members and other officials.

The players and officials upon arrival at the Kotoko International Airport ahead of their trip were handed the masks and encouraged to wear them. Officials of the team say the players have been sensitized on the virus and have also been psyched not to be afraid.

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